Animal Feeding Operations

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    The New Mexico Environment Department, Water Quality Control Commission codified new regulations establishing supplemental permitting requirements for dairy operations. The regulations seek to protect groundwater quality and are required under statutory amendments that were passed in 2009 by the state Legislature. The new regulations establish permit application requirements; procedures for public hearings; and requirements for setbacks, engineering and surveying, and facility operations. The rules, which also provide for monitoring, recordkeeping, permit transfers, and operation closure, took effect Jan. 31.
--Read more…in Water Pollution Control Guide on New Mexico animal feeding operation requirements.
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Did you know…?
    The federal Environmental Protection Agency in 2003 finalized its National Management Measures to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution from Agriculture , which contains six management measures and supporting management practices. Included is a management measure for animal feeding operations that seeks to minimize discharges of contaminated wastewater, runoff, and seepage to groundwater.
--You can find more information on the AFO management measure in Water Pollution Control Guide

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